18th Congress of the Philippines
The Eighteenth Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Ikalabingwalong Kongreso ng Pilipinas) is the current meeting of the national legislature of the Republic of the Philippines, composed of the Senate and House of Representatives. The convention of the 18th Congress was followed by the 2019 Senate election, which replaced half of the Senate membership, and the 2019 House of Representatives elections which elected the entire membership of the House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives meets in Batasang Pambansa Complex and the Senate meets in the GSIS Building from July 22, 2019 to a certain date in 2022, from the fourth to sixth year of the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte; this will be the end of tenure for senators elected in 2016. The 18th Congress was officially opened by President Duterte together with the joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
- Senate President:
- Senate President pro tempore:
- Majority Floor Leader:
- Minority Floor Leader:
House of Representatives
- Deputy Speakers:
- Paolo Duterte (Davao City–1st, NUP/HTL), July 22, 2019–October 13, 2020
- Ferdinand Hernandez (South Cotabato–2nd, PDP–Laban), July 22, 2019–present
- Evelina Escudero (Sorsogon–1st, NPC), July 22, 2019–present
- Loren Legarda (Antique–Lone, NPC), July 22, 2019–present
- Conrado Estrella III (Abono), July 22, 2019–present
- Prospero Pichay Jr. (Surigao del Sur–1st, Lakas), July 22, 2019–present
- Roberto Puno (Antipolo City–1st, NUP), July 22, 2019–present
- Eddie Villanueva (CIBAC), July 22, 2019–present
- Aurelio D. Gonzales Jr. (Pampanga–3rd, PDP–Laban), July 22, 2019–December 7, 2020
- Johnny Pimentel (Surigao del Sur–2nd, PDP–Laban), July 22, 2019–December 7, 2020
- Luis Raymund Villafuerte (Camarines Sur–2nd, Nacionalista), July 22, 2019–October 14, 2020
- Raneo Abu (Batangas–2nd, Nacionalista), July 22, 2019–November 18, 2020
- Neptali Gonzales II (Mandaluyong–Lone, PDP–Laban), July 22, 2019–present
- Danilo Fernandez (Laguna–1st, PDP–Laban), July 22, 2019–November 18, 2020
- Rosemarie Arenas (Pangasinan–3rd, PDP–Laban), July 29, 2019–present
- Rodante Marcoleta (SAGIP), July 29, 2019–present
- Henry Oaminal (Misamis Occidental–2nd, Nacionalista), July 29, 2019–present
- Pablo John Garcia (Cebu–3rd, NUP/One Cebu), July 29, 2019–present
- Vilma Santos-Recto (Batangas–6th (Lipa), Nacionalista), August 13, 2019–present
- Deogracias Victor Savellano (Ilocos Sur–1st, Nacionalista), August 13, 2019–present
- Mujiv Hataman (Basilan–Lone, Liberal), August 13, 2019–present
- Mikee Romero (1-PACMAN), August 13, 2019–October 2, 2020; October 14, 2020–present
- Fredenil Castro (Capiz–2nd, Lakas), October 2, 2020–November 18, 2020
- Paulino Salvador Leachon (Oriental Mindoro–1st, PDP–Laban), October 14, 2020–present
- Lito Atienza (Buhay), November 18, 2020–present
- Rufus Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro–2nd, CDP), November 18, 2020–present
- Arnolfo Teves Jr. (Negros Oriental–3rd, PDP–Laban), December 7, 2020–present
- Benny Abante (Manila–6th, NUP/Asenso Manileño), December 7, 2020–present
- Weslie Gatchalian (Valenzuela–1st, NPC), December 7, 2020–present
- Eric Martinez (Valenzuela–2nd, PDP–Laban), December 7, 2020–present
- Juan Pablo Bondoc (Pampanga–4th, PDP–Laban), December 7, 2020–present
- Bernadette Herrera-Dy (Bagong Henerasyon), December 7, 2020–present
- Divina Grace Yu (Zamboanga del Sur–1st, PDP–Laban), December 7, 2020–present
- Rogelio Pacquiao (Sarangani–Lone, PDP–Laban), December 7, 2020–present
- Kristine Singson-Meehan (Ilocos Sur–2nd, Bileg), December 7, 2020–present
- Strike Revilla (Cavite–2nd (Bacoor), NUP), December 14, 2020–present
- Isidro Ungab (Davao City–3rd, HNP), December 16, 2020–present
- Abraham Tolentino (Cavite–8th, NUP), December 16, 2020–present
- Majority Floor Leader:
- Minority Floor Leader:
- First regular session: July 22, 2019–June 5, 2020
- July 22–October 4, 2019
- October 5–November 3, 2019
- November 4–December 20, 2019
- January 20–March 13, 2020
- March 14–May 3, 2020
- First special session: March 23, 2020
- May 4–June 5, 2020
- Second regular session: July 27, 2020–June 2021
- July 27–October 12, 2020
- Second special session: October 13–16, 2020 
- November 16–December 18, 2020
- January 18–March 26, 2021
- May 17–June 4, 2021
- July 27–October 12, 2020
- Third regular session July 26, 2021–June 2022
- Senate: GSIS Building, Pasay
- House of Representatives: Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City
Both chambers of Congress are divided into parties and blocs. While members are elected via parties, blocs are the basis for committee memberships. Only members of the majority and minority blocs are accorded committee memberships. This is how blocs are determined:
- Majority bloc: All members who voted for the Senate President or Speaker during the Senate presidential or speakership election.
- Minority bloc: All members who voted for the second-placed candidate during the Senate presidential or speakership election.
- Independent minority bloc: All members who did not vote for the winning or second-best nominee during the Senate presidential or speakership election.
- Independent bloc: All members who abstained from voting during the Senate presidential or speakership election.
- Not a member of any bloc: All members who have not voted during the Senate presidential or speakership election.
House of Representatives
Terms of members of Congress started on June 30, 2019, took office on July 22, 2019, and will end on June 30, 2022, unless stated otherwise.
|Sonny Angara||LDP||2||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Baler|
|Nancy Binay||UNA||2||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Makati|
|Pia Cayetano||Nacionalista||1||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Taguig|
|Leila de Lima[a]||Liberal||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Minority||Parañaque|
|Ronald dela Rosa||PDP–Laban||1||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Santa Cruz|
|Franklin Drilon||Liberal||2||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Minority||Iloilo City|
|Win Gatchalian||NPC||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Majority||Valenzuela|
|Bong Go||PDP–Laban||1||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Davao City|
|Richard J. Gordon||Independent||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Majority||Olongapo|
|Risa Hontiveros||Akbayan||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Minority||Manila|
|Panfilo Lacson||Independent||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Majority||Imus|
|Lito Lapid||NPC||1||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Porac|
|Imee Marcos||Nacionalista||1||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Batac|
|Manny Pacquiao||PDP–Laban||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Majority||Kiamba|
|Francis Pangilinan||Liberal||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Minority||Quezon City|
|Koko Pimentel||PDP–Laban||3[b]||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Cagayan de Oro|
|Grace Poe||Independent||2||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||San Juan|
|Ralph Recto||Nacionalista||2||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Majority||Lipa|
|Bong Revilla||Lakas||1||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Bacoor|
|Tito Sotto||NPC||2||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Majority||Quezon City|
|Francis Tolentino||PDP–Laban||1||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Tagaytay|
|Joel Villanueva||CIBAC||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Majority||Bocaue|
|Cynthia Villar||Nacionalista||2||June 30, 2019||June 30, 2025||Majority||Las Piñas|
|Juan Miguel Zubiri||Independent||1||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2022||Majority||Malaybalay|
- Currently detained due to drug cases before the Muntinlupa courts.
- Pimentel won via electoral protest in 2011, less than two years before he ran and was reelected for his first full term.
House of Representatives
|Abra||Lone||Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos||Nacionalista/Asenso||2||Majority|
|Agusan del Norte||1st||Lawrence Fortun||Nacionalista||3||Minority|
|Agusan del Sur||1st||Alfelito Bascug||NUP||1||Majority|
|2nd||Adolph Edward Plaza||NUP||1||Majority|
|2nd||Teodorico Haresco Jr.||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|Apayao||Lone||Elias Bulut Jr.||NPC||1||Majority|
|Aurora||Lone||Rommel Rico Angara||LDP||1||Majority|
|Batanes||Lone||Ciriaco Gato Jr.||NPC||1||Majority|
|2nd||Raneo Abu||Nacionalista||3||Independent Majority|
|3rd||Maria Theresa Collantes||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|5th||Mario Vittorio Mariño||Nacionalista||2||Majority|
|Biliran||Lone||Gerardo Espina Jr.||Lakas||1||Majority|
|2nd||Erico Aristotle Aumentado||NPC||3||Majority|
|3rd||Kristine Alexie Besas-Tutor||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|Bukidnon||1st||Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba||Bukidnon Paglaum||3||Majority|
|2nd||Jonathan Keith Flores||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|3rd||Manuel Zubiri||Bukidnon Paglaum||2||Majority|
|4th||Rogelio Neil Roque||Nacionalista||3||Majority|
|Bulacan||1st||Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado||NUP||2||Independent Majority|
|Cagayan||1st||Ramon Nolasco Jr.||NUP||1||Majority|
|2nd||Samantha Louise Vargas-Alfonso||NUP||1||Majority|
|Cagayan de Oro||1st||Rolando Uy||NUP||3||Majority|
|Calamba||Lone||Jun Chipeco Jr.||Nacionalista||3||Majority|
|Camarines Norte||1st||Josefina Tallado||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|Camarines Sur||1st||Marissa Andaya2||NPC||1||Majority|
|2nd||Luis Raymund Villafuerte||Nacionalista||2||Independent Majority|
|4th||Arnulf Bryan Fuentebella||NPC||1||Majority|
|Camiguin||Lone||Xavier Jesus Romualdo||Lakas||3||Majority|
|2nd||Fredenil Castro||Lakas||3||Independent Majority|
|Cavite||1st||Francis Gerald Abaya||Liberal||3||Majority|
|4th||Elpidio Barzaga Jr.||NUP||1||Majority|
|6th||Luis Ferrer IV||NUP||3||Majority|
|7th||Jesus Crispin Remulla||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|3rd||Pablo John Garcia||NUP/1-Cebu||1||Majority|
|5th||Vincent Franco Frasco||Lakas/1-Cebu||1||Majority|
|7th||Peter John Calderon||NPC||2||Majority|
|Cebu City||1st||Raul del Mar3||Liberal||3||Independent Minority|
|2nd||Rodrigo Abellanosa||LDP||3||Independent Minority|
|Davao City||1st||Paolo Duterte||NUP/HTL||1||Majority|
|3rd||Isidro Ungab||HNP||1||Independent Minority|
|Davao de Oro||1st||Manuel E. Zamora||HNP||1||Majority|
|2nd||Ruwel Peter Gonzaga||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|Davao del Norte||1st||Pantaleon Alvarez||Reporma||2||Independent Minority|
|Davao del Sur||Lone||Mercedes Cagas||Nacionalista||3||Majority|
|Davao Occidental||Lone||Lorna Bautista-Bandigan||NPC||2||Majority|
|Davao Oriental||1st||Corazon Nuñez Malanyaon||Nacionalista||2||Majority|
|2nd||Joel Mayo Almario||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|Dinagat Islands||Lone||Alan 1 Ecleo||Lakas||1||Majority|
|Eastern Samar||Lone||Maria Fe Abunda||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|Guimaras||Lone||Maria Lucille Nava||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|Ilocos Norte||1st||Ria Christina Fariñas||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|2nd||Eugenio Angelo Barba||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|Ilocos Sur||1st||Deogracias Victor Savellano||Nacionalista||2||Majority|
|4th||Braeden John Biron||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|Iloilo City||Lone||Julienne Baronda||NUP||1||Majority|
|2nd||Ed Christopher Go||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|3rd||Ian Paul Dy||NPC||1||Majority|
|4th||Alyssa Sheena Tan||PFP||1||Majority|
|5th||Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III||PFP||1||Majority|
|6th||Faustino Dy V||NUP||1||Majority|
|Kalinga||Lone||Allen Jesse Mangaoang||Nacionalista||2||Majority|
|La Union||1st||Pablo Ortega||NPC||2||Majority|
|Laguna||1st||Danilo Fernandez||NUP||1||Independent Majority|
|4th||Benjamin Agarao Jr.||PDP–Laban||3||Independent Minority|
|Lanao del Norte||1st||Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|Lanao del Sur||1st||Ansaruddin Alonto Adiong||Nacionalista||2||Majority|
|Lapu-Lapu City||Lone||Paz Radaza||Lakas||1||Majority|
|Las Piñas||Lone||Camille Villar||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|3rd||Vicente Veloso III||NUP||2||Majority|
|4th||Lucy Torres Gomez||PDP–Laban||3||Majority|
|Maguindanao||1st||Datu Roonie Sinsuat Sr.||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|Makati||1st||Romulo Peña Jr.||Liberal||1||Majority|
|2nd||Luis Campos Jr.||NPC||2||Majority|
|Malabon||Lone||Josephine Veronique Lacson-Noel||NPC||1||Majority|
|Mandaluyong||Lone||Neptali Gonzales II||NUP||1||Majority|
|Manila||1st||Manuel Luis Lopez||NPC||2||Majority|
|2nd||Rolando Valeriano||NUP/Asenso Manileño||1||Majority|
|3rd||Yul Servo||NUP/Asenso Manileño||2||Majority|
|6th||Benny Abante||NUP/Asenso Manileño||1||Minority|
|2nd||Stella Luz Quimbo||Liberal||1||Minority|
|Marinduque||Lone||Lord Allan Jay Velasco||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|Masbate||1st||Narciso Bravo Jr.||NUP||1||Majority|
|2nd||Elisa Olga Kho||PDP–Laban||3||Majority|
|Misamis Occidental||1st||Diego Ty||NUP||1||Majority|
|Misamis Oriental||1st||Christian Unabia||Lakas||1||Majority|
|Mountain Province||Lone||Maximo Dalog Jr.||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|Navotas||Lone||John Rey Tiangco||Partido Navoteño||1||Majority|
|Negros Occidental||1st||Gerardo Valmayor Jr.||NPC||1||Majority|
|2nd||Leo Rafael Cueva||NUP||3||Majority|
|3rd||Jose Francisco Benitez||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|4th||Juliet Marie Ferrer||NUP||2||Majority|
|5th||Maria Lourdes Arroyo||Lakas||1||Majority|
|6th||Genaro Alvarez Jr.||NPC||1||Majority|
|Negros Oriental||1st||Jocelyn Limkaichong||Liberal||2||Majority|
|3rd||Arnolfo Teves Jr.||PDP–Laban||2||Minority|
|Northern Samar||1st||Paul Daza||Liberal||1||Majority|
|2nd||Jose Ong Jr.||NUP||1||Majority|
|Nueva Ecija||1st||Estrellita Suansing||PDP–Laban||3||Majority|
|Nueva Vizcaya||Lone||Luisa Lloren Cuaresma||NUP||2||Majority|
|Occidental Mindoro||Lone||Josephine Sato||Liberal||3||Majority|
|Oriental Mindoro||1st||Paulino Salvador Leachon||PDP–Laban||3||Majority|
|2nd||Alfonso Umali Jr.||Liberal||1||Majority|
|Pampanga||1st||Carmelo Lazatin II||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|3rd||Aurelio D. Gonzales Jr.||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|4th||Juan Pablo Bondoc||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|2nd||Jumel Anthony Espino||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|3rd||Rose Marie Arenas||PDP–Laban||3||Majority|
|4th||Christopher De Venecia||Lakas||2||Majority|
|5th||Ramon Guico III||Lakas||1||Majority|
|2nd||Joy Myra Tambunting||NUP||1||Majority|
|Quezon||1st||Wilfrido Mark Enverga||NPC||1||Majority|
|Quezon City||1st||Anthony Peter Crisologo||NUP||1||Majority|
|3rd||Allan Benedict Reyes||PFP||1||Majority|
|4th||Jesus Manuel Suntay||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|6th||Jose Christopher Belmonte||Liberal||3||Minority|
|Rizal||1st||Michael John Duavit||NPC||2||Majority|
|2nd||Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles||Lakas||1||Majority|
|Romblon||Lone||Eleandro Jesus Madrona||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|Samar||1st||Edgar Mary Sarmiento||NUP||2||Majority|
|2nd||Sharee Ann Tan||PDP–Laban||1||Minority|
|San Jose del Monte||Lone||Florida Robes||NUP||2||Majority|
|San Juan||Lone||Ronaldo Zamora||PDP–Laban||3||Majority|
|Siquijor||Lone||Jake Vincent Villa||NPC||1||Majority|
|South Cotabato||1st||Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles5||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|Southern Leyte||Lone||Roger Mercado6||Lakas||2||Majority|
|Sultan Kudarat||1st||Princess Rihan Sakaluran||NUP||1||Majority|
|2nd||Horacio Suansing Jr.||NUP||2||Majority|
|2nd||Abdulmunir Mundoc Arbison||Nacionalista||3||Majority|
|Surigao del Norte||1st||Francisco Jose Matugas II||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|Surigao del Sur||1st||Prospero Pichay Jr.||Lakas||2||Majority|
|Taguig–Pateros||1st||Alan Peter Cayetano||Nacionalista||1||Independent Majority|
|Zamboanga City||1st||Cesar Jimenez Jr.||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|2nd||Manuel Jose Dalipe||NPC||2||Majority|
|Zamboanga del Norte||1st||Romeo Jalosjos Jr.||Nacionalista||1||Majority|
|Zamboanga del Sur||1st||Divina Grace Yu||PDP–Laban||2||Majority|
|2nd||Leonardo Babasa Jr.||PDP–Laban||1||Majority|
|Zamboanga Sibugay||1st||Wilter Palma II||Lakas||2||Majority|
|2nd||Dulce Ann Hofer||PDP–Laban||3||Majority|
- ^1 Died on December 18, 2019.
- ^2 Died on July 5, 2020.
- ^3 Died on November 16, 2020.
- ^4 Died on September 8, 2020.
- ^5 Took office on November 4, 2019.
- ^6 Took office on December 16, 2019.
|Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS)||Eric Yap||1||Majority|
|Rowena Niña Taduran||1||Majority|
|Bayan Muna||Carlos Isagani Zarate||3||Minority|
|Ako Bicol Political Party (AKO BICOL)||Alfredo Garbin Jr.||2||Majority|
|Citizens' Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC)||Eddie Villanueva||1||Majority|
|Alyansa ng mga Mamamayang Probinsyano (ANG PROBINSYANO)||Alfred Delos Santos||1||Majority|
|One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals (1PACMAN)||Mikee Romero||2||Majority|
|Marino Samahan ng mga Seaman, Inc. (MARINO)||Carlo Lisandro Gonzalez||1||Majority|
|Jose Antonio Lopez1||1||Majority|
|Probinsyano Ako||Rudys Caesar Fariñas I||1||Majority|
|Jose Singson Jr.||1||Minority|
|Coalition of Associations of Senior Citizens in the Philippines (SENIOR CITIZENS)||Francisco Datol Jr.3||2||Majority|
|Magkakasama Sa Sakahan, Kaunlaran (MAGSASAKA)||Argel Joseph Cabatbat||1||Minority|
|Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC)||Sergio Dagooc||1||Minority|
|Gabriela Women's Party (GABRIELA)||Arlene Brosas||2||Minority|
|An Waray||Florencio Gabriel Noel||1||Majority|
|Cooperative Natcco Network (COOP-NATCCO)||Sabiniano Canama||2||Majority|
|Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT Teachers)||Francisca Castro||2||Minority|
|Philippine Rural Electronic Cooperatives Association, Inc (PHILRECA)||Presley De Jesus||1||Majority|
|Ako Bisaya||Sonny Lagon||1||Majority|
|Tingog Sinirangan||Yedda Marie Romualdez||2||Majority|
|Abono||Conrado Estrella III||3||Majority|
|Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (BUHAY)||Lito Atienza||3||Independent Minority|
|Duterte Youth||Ducielle Cardema5||1||Majority|
|Kalinga-Advocacy for Social Empowerment and Nation-Building Through Easing Poverty, Inc. (KALINGA)||Irene Gay Saulog||1||Minority|
|Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA)||Jericho Jonas Nograles||2||Majority|
|Alliance of Organizations, Networks and Associations of the Philippines (ALONA)||Anna Marie Villaraza-Suarez||1||Majority|
|Rural Electronic Consumers and Beneficiaries of Development and Advancement, Inc (RECOBODA)||Godofredo Guya||1||Minority|
|Bagong Henerasyon (BH)||Bernadette Herrera-Dy||2||Majority|
|Bahay Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino, Inc. (BAHAY)||Naealla Rose Bainto-Aguinaldo||1||Majority|
|Construction Workers' Solidarity (CWS)||Romeo Momo Sr.||1||Majority|
|Abang Lingkod||Joseph Stephen Paduano||3||Minority|
|Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment through Action, Cooperation and Harmony towards Educational Reforms, Inc. (A TEACHER)||Maria Victoria Umali||1||Minority|
|Barangay Health Wellness (BHW)||Angelica Natasha Co||1||Minority|
|Social Amelioration and Genuine Intervention on Poverty (SAGIP)||Rodante Marcoleta||2||Majority|
|Trade Union Congress Party (TUCP)||Raymond Democrito Mendoza||Majority|
|Magdalo Para sa Pilipino (MAGDALO)||Manuel Cabochan||1||Majority|
|Galing sa Puso Party (GP)||Jose Gay Padiernos||1||Majority|
|Manila Teachers' Savings and Loan Association (MANILA TEACHERS)||Virgilio Lacson||2||Majority|
|Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM)||Aloysia Lim||1||Majority|
|Alagaan Natin Ating Kalusugan (ANAKALUSUGAN)||Mike Defensor||1||Independent Majority|
|Ako Padayon Pilipino (AKO PADAYON)||Adriano Ebcas||1||Majority|
|Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya Owa Mangunguma (AAMBIS-OWA)||Sharon Garin||Majority|
|Kusug Tausug||Shernee Tan||Majority|
|Dumper Philippines Taxi Drivers Association, Inc (Dumper-PTDA)||Claudine Diana Bautista||1||Majority|
|Talino at Galing ng Pinoy (TGP)||Jose Teves Jr.||1||Majority|
|Public Safety Alliance for Transformation and Rule of Law, Inc (PATROL)||Jorge Antonio Bustos||1||Majority|
|Anak Mindanao (AMIN)||Amihilda Sangcopan||2||Majority|
|Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines (AGAP)||Rico Geron||3||Majority|
|LPG Marketers Association, Inc (LPGMA)||Rodolfo Albano Jr.6||1||Majority|
|OFW Family Club, Inc. (OFWFC)||Bobby Pacquiao||1||Majority|
|Kabalikat ng Mamamayan (KABAYAN)||Ron Salo||2||Majority|
|Democratic Independent Workers Association (DIWA)||Michael Edgar Aglipay||1||Majority|
- ^1 Dropped from the rolls on July 25, 2019.
- ^2 Took office on November 4, 2019.
- ^3 Took office on December 4, 2019; died on August 10, 2020.
- ^4 ^5 Took office on October 13, 2020.
- ^6 Died on November 5, 2019.
- ^7 Took office on November 20, 2019.
|Committee||Senate||House of Representatives|
|Chairman||Party||Minority leader||Party||Chairman||Party||District||Minority leader||Party||District|
|Commission on Appointments||Vicente Sotto III||NPC||Francis Pangilinan||Liberal||Ronaldo Zamora||PDP–Laban||San Juan||Alex Advincula||NUP||Cavite–3rd|
|Electoral tribunals||Pia Cayetano||Nacionalista||Franklin Drilon||Liberal||Dale Malapitan||PDP–Laban||Caloocan–1st||[to be determined]|
|Judicial and Bar Council||Richard Gordon||Independent||N/A||Vicente Veloso||NUP||Leyte–3rd||N/A|
House of Representatives committees
ABS-CBN franchise renewal
In May 2020, the House of Representatives acted on the pending franchise renewal bills of ABS-CBN that has been pending since July 2019.
In 2020, the position of Speaker was disputed, which in the latter part of the year threatened the passage of a bill legislating the national government's budget for 2021. The dispute involved then-speaker and Pateros–Taguig representative Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque representative Lord Allan Velasco. This started in July 2019, when the two had a "term-sharing agreement" which was brokered by President Rodrigo Duterte. Under that deal, Cayetano would serve as House Speaker for the first 15 months of the 18th Congress, or until October 2020. Cayetano was to step down from his position as speaker in order to give way for the appointment of Velasco as speaker.
Cayetano, in March 2020, accused Velasco and his camp of a conspiracy to remove him from his position as House Speaker. Velasco denied Cayetano's allegation of supposed ouster plot, stating it "baseless." Cayetano initially oversaw deliberations on the 2021 national budget but tensions in the lower house of the Congress grew by September 2020. His camp abruptly ended sessions in which some legislators criticizing the move which prevented them from scrutinizing proposals on the 2021 budget.
Cayetano offered to resign but his camp claim that majority of the House of Representatives declined his resignation. On October 12, 2020, Lord Allan Velasco and some legislators convened at the Celebrity Sports Complex in Quezon City and conducted a house session where positions including the speakership was declared vacant and appointed Velasco as house speaker. Velasco's camp claimed that 186 lawmakers voted for his appointment as house speaker. Cayetano's camp declared the session a "travesty" and questioned the legality of the session itself. Cayetano maintained that he remains as house speaker. On the other hand, Cayetano called the appointment of Velasco as a speaker a "fake session" as he added that there was no prior plenary resolution authorizing the holding of a session outside the Batasang Pambansa and insists that the House of Representative mace used in the meeting is illegal.
On October 13, 2020, during the start of the special session of the House, Velasco's election as House Speaker last October 12, 2020 was formally ratified by 186 representatives assembled in the Batasang Pambansa. At the same time, Cayetano tendered his "irrevocable" resignation as House Speaker on his Facebook Live paving the way for Velasco to assume his position undisputed.
Changes in membership
House of Representatives
|District||Vacating member||Caretaker||Special election||Successor|
|Benguet||Nestor Fongwan||PDP–Laban||December 18, 2019||Died in office||Eric Yap||To be determined|
|Camarines Sur–1st||Marissa Andaya||NPC||July 5, 2020||Died in office||Michael John Duavit||To be determined|
|Sorsogon–2nd||Bernardita Ramos||NPC||September 8, 2020||Died in office||Evelina Escudero||To be determined|
|Cebu City–1st||Raul del Mar||Liberal||November 16, 2020||Died in office||Lord Allan Velasco||To be determined|
|Jose Antonio Lopez||MARINO||July 25, 2019||Dropped from the rolls||Macnell Lusotan||November 4, 2019|
|Rodolfo Albano Jr.||LPGMA||November 5, 2019||Died in office||Allan Ty||November 20, 2019|
|Francisco Datol Jr.||SENIOR CITIZENS||August 10, 2020||Died in office||Rodolfo Ordanes||October 13, 2020|
The 18th Congress has passed 33 laws, or Republic Acts 11462 to 11494:
|Republic Act||Short title||Sponsor(s)||Third reading votes (Yea–nay–abstention)||Presidential action|
|RA 11462||Postponing the May 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections||Sen. Imee Marcos||194–6||21–0||Signed December 3, 2019|
|RA 11463||Malasakit Centers Act||Sen. Bong Go||186–1–7||18–0||Signed December 3, 2019|
|RA 11464||Reenacting the General Appropriations Act of 2019||Rep. Isidro Ungab||193–0||19–0||Signed December 20, 2019|
|RA 11465||General Appropriations Act of 2020||Rep. Isidro Ungab, Eileen Ermita-Buhain, Estrellita Suansing||257–6||22–0||Signed January 6, 2020|
|RA 11466||Salary Standardization Law of 2019||Sen. Bong Revilla||187–5||21–0–1||Signed January 8, 2020|
|RA 11467||Amendments to the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997||Rep. Joey Salceda, Estrellita Suansing, Sharon Garin||184–2–1||20–0||Signed January 22. 2020, with line vetoes|
|RA 11468||The National Day of Remembrance For Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and Their Families Act||Sen. Grace Poe||234–0||20–0||Signed January 23, 2020|
|RA 11469||Bayanihan to Heal as One Act||Sen. Tito Sotto, Pia Cayetano||284–9||20–1||Signed March 24, 2020|
|RA 11470||The National Academy of Sports||Sen. Win Gatchalian||206–0||21–0||Signed June 9, 2020|
|RA 11471||Creating Barangay H-2 in Dasmariñas, Cavite||Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr.||213–0||20–0||Signed June 19, 2020|
|RA 11472||Upgrading the Caraga Regional Hospital||Rep. Robert Ace Barbers||170–0||18–0||Signed June 19, 2020|
|RA 11473||Renaming the Talisay District Hospital into Cebu South Medical Center in Cebu||Rep. Eduardo Gullas||182–0||20–0||Signed June 19, 2020|
|RA 11474||Upgrading the Maria L. Eleazar District Hospital in Quezon||Rep. Alyssa Sheena Tan||231–0||20–0||Signed June 19, 2020|
|RA 11475||Transferring of Rizal's capital from Pasig to Antipolo||Rep. Roberto Puno||213–0||19–0||Signed June 19, 2020|
|RA 11476||GMRC and Values Education Act||Sen. Win Gatchalian||225–0||23–0||Signed June 25, 2020|
|RA 11477||Granting of franchise to Golden Broadcast Professional, Inc||Rep. Cesar Jimenez Jr.||216–0–1||18–0||Signed June 25, 2020|
|RA 11478||Increasing the bed capacity of Bicol Medical Center in Naga||Sen. Bong Go||182–0||14–0||Signed July 1, 2020|
|RA 11479||Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020||Sen. Panfilo Lacson||168–36–29||19–2||Signed July 3, 2020|
|RA 11480||Changing the opening day of schools||Sen. Win Gatchalian||241–0||23–0||Signed July 17, 2020|
|RA 11481||Granting of franchise to First United Broadcasting Corporation||Rep. Aurelio Gonzales||222–0||19–0||Signed July 30, 2020|
|RA 11482||Granting of franchise to Broadcast Enterprises and Affiliated Media||Rep. Xavier Romulado||220–0||19–0||Signed July 30, 2020|
|RA 11483||Converting several provincial roads in Tarlac into national roads||Rep. Victor Yap||231–0||23–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11484||Converting road connecting Tubao, La Union and Tuba, Benguet into a national roat||Rep. Sandra Eriguel||231–0||23–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11485||Converting the Guimba–Talugtug–Umingan Provincial Road into a national road||Rep. Estrellita Suansing||231–0||23–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11486||Converting the road network connecting San Fernando and Bula, Camarines Sur into a national road||Rep. Luis Raymond Villafuerte||231–0||23–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11487||Converting the Albay Diversion Road in Camarines Sur into a national road||Rep. Luis Raymond Villafuerte||231–0||23–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11488||Transferring the Sorsogon Second District Engineering Office from Bulan to Gubat.||Rep. Bernadita Ramos||222–0||23–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11489||Creating the Cebu Seventh District Engineering Office||Rep. Peter John Calderon||222–0||23–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11490||Creating the Cotabato Third District Engineering Office||Rep. Elandro Madrona||232–0||23–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11491||Granting of franchise to Crusaders Broadcasting System||Rep. Onyx Crisologo||226–0||19–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11492||Granting of franchise to Gold Label Broadcasting System||Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria||233–0–1||18–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11493||Granting of franchise to Bicol Broadcasting System||Rep. Salvio Fortuno||170–0||19–0||Signed August 14, 2020|
|RA 11494||Bayanihan to Recover as One Act||Sen. Sonny Angara||242–6||22–1||Signed September 11, 2020|
One treaty has been approved by the Senate:
|Resolution number||Title||Foreign party||Vote||Date of approval|
|Resolution 34||RP-Russian Federation Treaty on Extradition||Russia||19–0||December 18, 2019|
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